My blog’s name has long been a misnomer. I choose to lead a carless life, but I rarely write about what that really means. So going forward, I’ve decided to take a deeper look at what living without a car in urban America is all about. Starting with the words I roll by–my Carless Manifesto.
The front-page story in today’s Sun-Times chronicles a northwest side paralegal, Melissa Monroy, who has decided to dump her car to get to work. The way she is quoted in the article, you would think not having a car in Chicago–the city with the second largest train, bus, and commuter rail system in America is a death sentence. I don’t know. I’ve lived in this town for more than five years relying on transit, and I appear to still be here.